Lao morning news for July 25

Lao morning news for July 25

Lao PDR morning newsLow rainfall, high temperatures destroying crops in Laos
Low rainfall and high temperatures are destroying the crops of Lao farmers across the country, local daily Vientiane Times on Wednesday reported.
— Xinhua

MoH Reports Dengue Death Toll, Infection Are Rising
Dengue death tolls and infection cases are rising in number with over 15,500 people falling sick with and 35 dying of the disease since Dec 29, 2018, has said a report of Ministry of Health.

Feature: China-Laos railway project brings new life, bright future a year after Lao dam disaster
“On the same day last year, the dam collapse ruined our homes, but the China-Laos railway project is bringing us new life,” 31-year-old Phoutthavan Viengsawan from southern Laos’ Sanamxay District of Attapeu Province told Xinhua Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Laos steps up efforts against dengue fever
Lao Minister of Health Bounkong Syhavong has stressed the need to mobilise more health workers to serve the treatment of dengue fever patients given the fact that Laos is facing the risk of dengue fever outbreaks.
— Vietnam Plus

Major int’l boost planned for agricultural development
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) plans to approve significant new financial assistance to implement a project in rural areas focusing on boosting commercial production.
— Vientiane Times

Sweetcorn farmers suffer huge losses in Xayaboury
Xayaboury province is anticipating a 30 percent shortfall in sweetcorn supplies to domestic and overseas markets this year after the crop has been invaded by fall armyworms.
— Vientiane Times

Prayut: China, Laos, Myanmar asked to release water
The government has asked China, Laos and Myanmar to release more water into rivers to help relieve the drought conditions in Thailand, and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said they are cooperating.
— Bangkok Post

Lao Civil Servants told to Mind Manners, Stop Abusing Position
The Lao government has issued a new decree on the ethics and morals of civil servants, including a revised code of conduct, which will come into effect early next month.
— The Laotian Times

Agriculture department steps up efforts to cultivate sustainable BioTrade
The Department of Agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is continuing to help farmers improve their crop production prospects using BioTrade principles
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao delegates push for regional media cooperation
Lao delegates have voiced their support for greater regional media cooperation towards a better future, while attending the Asean-China High Level Conference on Media Cooperation in Jakarta, Indonesia.
— Vientiane Times

HR Forum Showcases Synergy of Tech and Human Resources
Attended by 175 people, the HR Forum 2019 focused on the synergies between HR and technology, bringing together HR experts from Laos, Australia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
— The Laotian Times

Workshop Held On Amendments To Enterprise Bankruptcy Regulation
The Ministry of Justice on July 18 organized a consultation workshop on draft amendments to the Law on Rehabilitation and Bankruptcy of Enterprise.

Road to Oudomxay cave almost 60 percent complete
Oudomxay province is adding to its visitor facilities and attractions and upgrading infrastructure, especially road access to tourist sites.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Forum shines spotlight on innovations in human resource technology
The government, the private sector and civil society human resource (HR) managers came together on Saturday for a unique international networking and knowledge-sharing event in Vientiane designed by two Lao Australian alumni, and proudly supported by the Australian Government.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos Plastics Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% during the forecast period of (2018 – 2023)
Laos Plastics Market research report (2018 – 2023) studies market insights, List of major Key players, buyers, threats of new entrants and substitute products.
— The Inherent News

Truck accident death toll rises to six after more bodies recovered
Xayaboury authorities say the bodies of six victims have now been retrieved from the Mekong River after a passenger transport truck belonging to the Xayaboury hydropower project plunged into the river on Monday morning.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Stop work on Lao dam and help victims: groups
Thousands of villagers who lost everything are stuck in camps in Attapeu and should get relief via insurance, activists say.
— Asia Times

What you can expect to do in Laos
Laos is a diverse country with breathtaking waterfalls, mountains, and temples.
— Travel Daily News


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This week’s Lao morning news feature photo focuses on air quality throughout Asean.


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Justhine De Guzman Uy completed a Bachelor of Arts Major in Mass Communication at New Era University, Quezon City, the Philippines in 2016

After graduation she worked at the Philippine Broadcasting Service performing transcription and business news writing, before moving to Eagle Broadcasting Corporation where she worked as a news editor, translator and production assistant.

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